Remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Published 10:23 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day services have been plannned in Mocksville and Cooleemee.

The Mocksville observance will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Brock Performing Arts Center on North Main Street in Mocksville, sponsored by the town, the county and Graham Funeral Home.

The Davie High JROTC will present the colors, the Davie Singing Seniors will perform and Benita Finney will sing a solo.

Mike Drayton, retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, will be the guest speaker. He enlisted during his senior year in high school, served nine years active duty, then in1989 became a member of the N.C. Air National Guard, where he attained the rank of master sergeant. He retired in 2002.

Drayton and wife Debbie have been married for 28 years and have lived in Davie the entire time. In 2006, they founded Serving Him Ministry and for the past 12 years, this full-time, non-profit Christian organization has focused on its key goal of “enthusiastically encouraging everyone about God’s love for us all.”

“The Serving Him Ministry exists to promote unity and loves to cite a scripture verse from I Corinthians 12:12 as a reason for doing this: ‘The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body. So, it is with the body of Christ’.,” he said.

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On Sunday, May 27, the Cooleemee-Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 will have its annual Memorial Day service at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee at 2 p.m.

Remembrances will include Thomas Ridenhour, Paul Shew, Thomas Vogler and Thurman Miller.